Green Paper, Green Pastures – Towards a brave new governance world

Sarah Henchoz

Big and bold. Those were the words that sprung to my mind when reading the Government’s ideas for ramping up corporate governance, unveiled in its Green Paper yesterday. The way ahead is wide open and consultation will determine where we end up, but there is no doubt that some have the potential to radically reshape Read More

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Board room reshuffle

Sarah Henchoz

In the run-up to being appointed as Prime Minister, Theresa May has announced that she plans to change the way in which corporates are governed by requiring companies to put both consumers and employees on the Board of Directors. While a limited number of companies do open up their management to employee scrutiny in this Read More


Criminal sanctions and collective redundancies

Kate Hartley

The chief executive of Sports Direct and directors of City Link were recently acquitted of criminal charges brought against them for failing to notify the Secretary of State of proposed large-scale redundancies. Whilst these directors may breath a sign of relief, the case is a powerful reminder that those who default in their Trade Union Read More

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Women on boards – Davies report progress update

Karen Seward

It is no small achievement that women now represent over a quarter of the FTSE 100 board members when viewed from the starting point of 12.5% in 2011. It is even more remarkable as it has been a business-led initiative without quotas, only targets, and just a slight nudge from the UK Corporate Governance Code. Read More

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – HR implications

Hannah Gormley

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is not a topic appropriate for the HR agenda. After all, how is trafficking and slavery relevant to the workplace in the UK? As unlikely as it sounds, modern slavery is the business of UK businesses says the Government, as there are steps Read More

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